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15 things every women wanting to lose weight must know

Updated: Jan 3, 2022

Last week I introduced the Healthy Habits Starter Kit which gives you the tools and knowledge to take control of your own weight loss journey by helping you develop a Diet and Lifestyle Plan and implement a strategy to help with being consistent long term all without needing to see a Nutritionist.

If you're ready to take control of your own health by improving your eating habits, losing a few kilos or leading a healthier lifestyle and haven’t yet checked it out click here.

Today I wanted to share with you 15 things that I find every women wanting to lose weight should know.

These are insights and realisations that I’ve come across from working with over 100 women to help them lose weight in a way that is simple and sustainable long term and makes the weight loss journey must easier.

I can tell your eager to check them out so let’s get straight into it!

15 Things Every Women Wanting to Lose Weight Should Know

  1. If you feel as if you’ve tried everything to lose weight, it's likely that you haven’t - quite often I hear "I've tried everything", however when looking at each of these things its a handful or two at best. It just feels like you've tried everything and you may be worn down or disappointed that you haven't found what works for you yet.

  2. You’re not lazy, unmotivated and you don’t lack will power - more often than not you've been let down time and time again by dieting or you may be going through something but it doesn't mean you as a person are that.

  3. Mindset is everything! If you think losing weight is hard or believe it will not work for you then this will determine your actions and behaviour which may not get you the results you're looking for. This is why it's super important to be mindful of your thoughts, feelings and belief

  4. If you aren’t clear on what you want you’ll likely not get what you want - when you're not clear on what you're wanting to achieve it makes it hard to take action, be consistent or push through some of those barriers towards what you want.

  5. Failure is inevitable and is part of the process - when you try something new it's likely you won't get it the first time... it may take many goes until you have mastered it. Know that failure or falling off the wagon is part of the learning process and it builds resiliency within you when you get back up and start again vs giving up entirely.

  6. It’s important to manage your expectations - sometimes we set too high expectations when it comes to our goals, which can set us up to fail... i.e. going all in and expecting to not fall off the wagon or eating healthy for 1 week and expecting to lose 5 kg. By looking at your expectations and seeing if they are realistic or not will help you with staying on track with your weight loss goals.

  7. Dieting sets you up to fail - dieting can help you lose weight, however so can starving yourself which is why diets are restrictive in nature. It helps you lose weight in the short term but not the long term as it doesn't help you improve your eating habits and lose weight in a way that's sustainable.

  8. You don’t need to feel restricted or deprived of food to lose weight - dieting has led us many of us to believe that in order to lose weight we must feel restricted and deprived of food. That is not the case. You'll be surprised at how a few simple habits and changes to your diet can help you lose weight.

  9. Sustainable weight loss is achieved by creating healthy habits - when you begin to create healthy habits you begin to lose weight in a way that is sustainable long term, depending on what those healthy habits are. This method may take longer, but is more effective in the long run and reduces yoyo dieting.

  10. Consistency is key - change happens by taking consistent action. This doesn't mean you have to be perfect 100% of the time, it simply means taking regular action towards the outcome you're wanting to achieve.

  11. Thinking, dreaming and talking about losing weight is not going to help you lose weight - it's easy to get caught up in thinking, dreaming and talking about losing weight or wanting to lose weight but this isn't going to help you to lose weight, taking action is key!

  12. You must take action towards what you want - the more action you take the closer you’ll get to where you want to be. The biggest different I see between individuals who get great results and those that get ok results is the amount of action they've taken.

  13. It’s all up to you! Unfortunately, no one else can do the work for you, only you can take the required action to get you to where you want to be health wise.

  14. There is no magic pill - there is no such thing as a quick fix when it comes to sustainable weight loss. Diets give us that "magic pill" feel, however it's often short lived. Weight loss comes about from improving eating habits and being consistent in taking action long term.

  15. Planning is also key - when you plan ahead i.e. plan your day, the week or your meals it makes a huge difference. Not only does it save you time but it also helps you prevent set backs. Often we go back to our old eating habits or have a setback when we haven't put things in place to prevent this from occurring.

I hope you get a lot out of these 15 insights and that they help inspire, motivate and/or empower you on your weight loss journey.

Psst... When you're ready, here are some ways I can help you improve your eating habits and lose those extra kilos, without dieting:

1. Get started with the Weight Loss without Dieting Starter Kit. Create a Personalised Plan tailored to your dietary needs and lifestyle habits and have a simple 5 step system to help with being consistent long term. Click here to find out more

2. If you struggle finding healthy and tasty recipes and lack the time to work out what to eat each day then check out the Ultimate Healthy Meal Planning Kit. Get started with a 14-Day Meal Plan with shopping list and easy tasty recipes plus a meal planning system that takes just 20 minutes a week. Click here to find out more

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